Archie Rose Distilling Co. has joined forces with Victorian boutique brewer Kaiju! Beer for an intriguingly weird, yet delicious new spirit, Behemoth Aged.
Behemoth Aged Is the result of distilling Kaiju!’s Double India Black Ale two and a half times then ageing the spirit for two years in bourbon casks. This innovative drink offers vibrant notes of pineapple, lychees, aged rum and soy sauce and is best served neat.
The collaboration between distiller and brewer was borne from a shared belief in innovation and pushing the envelope. Behemoth Aged is also the first release under the Archie Rose Concepts label, reserved for the most progressive and experimental Archie Rose releases.
“Our nature at Archie Rose is to be innovative and progressive. We can be quite restless, and being a young company, we like to explore,” says Dave Withers, Master Distiller for Archie Rose. “Like Archie Rose, Kaiju! Beer is driven by an appetite for discovery, so this was really cool way to launch our Concepts label as a way of sharing our most unique and unusual creations in limited quantities and single batches.”
“The beer has been in two ex-bourbon barrels for nearly two years,” adds Callum Reeves, Chief Boss Kaiju! Beer. “We think people are going to be surprised by how the intense, tropical fruit and savoury notes of the original new make spirit have married with, and been enhanced by the ex-bourbon maturation. It’s a beast!”
Archie Rose Distilling Co. x Kaiju! Beer’s Behemoth Aged Spirit is 52% ABV with a price tag of RRP: $249. It will be available in extremely limited quantities from today.
This is not the first time we’ve brought word of a collaboration between distiller and brewer. Back in 2017, Jameson Caskmates partnered with Newtown’s Young Henrys for beer-seasoned whiskey.